Luxury Guest House, near Kruger National Park

Luxury Guest House, near Kruger National Park


Oct 2017

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
6 Bathrooms

About our home

We carefully restored our gracious homestead in 2012 with a lot of thought and passion. The house is tastefully decorated and has all modern amenities for comfort with beautifully appointed bedrooms and living areas. Torburnlea is a luxury guest house situated in a prime location offering bucket list activities in the Lowveld as well as trips to the Kruger National Park which is home to the Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo.

Other highlights of the area include The Panorama Route (Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Three Rondavels), Sudwala Caves, the oldest dolomite caves in the world, the Genesis Route in the Makhonjwa Mountains south of Barberton, Pilgrims Rest, Graskop, and the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens.

All rooms are fully serviced on a daily basis and meals including breakfast and dinners may be arranged on request for a group, should our house be exclusively booked out

Steeped in history, Torburnlea was once host to the eminent President Jan Smuts, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the classic children’s book “Jock of the Bushveld” and Harry Wolhuter, one of the first game rangers of the Kruger Park, who survived a lion attack while patrolling the reserve on horseback.

Every detail has been considered; every guest’s need attended to. With a keen interest in environmental sustainability, special attention has been given to the installation of water and energy efficient fixtures, the use of recycled and locally sourced materials. The result is an elegant yet inviting space that you may never want to leave.


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More about us

  1. We are a family of four, Andrew, Kim, Katherine and Michael (who may or may not be able to travel with us depending on their work commitments).

  2. Andrew has a tour operating business, Nguni Africa, specializing in designing custom itineraries for discerning folk planning private travel around Southern Africa and he offers private guiding. Kim is a physiotherapist with a focus on spinal rehabilitation, Katherine is an architect in Cape Town and Michael a commercial pilot based in Johannesburg.

  3. Our home, Torburnlea, is a 5 star luxury bed and breakfast, so we are ready to welcome you to our family heritage home. Please plan your dates in advance so that we can block out the online calendar before we have any other reservations.

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Where is it?


The 100 year old homestead is located in the secure Mataffin Macadamia Village on the well-known HL Hall & Sons farming estate in Nelspruit, Mbombela – the perfect base for exploring the Kruger Lowveld region. With easy access from the N4 highway, Torburnlea is an ideal gateway to the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Mozambique and many other areas of interest and scenic beauty. Within walking distance of the Mbombela stadium, Torburnlea is a 5-minute drive from Nelspruit’s shopping malls, restaurants and town centre and 25 minutes from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

Buzzy restaurants
Zest, Magnolia, The Mediterranean, Sophie's, Turn n Tender
Cool bars
The Keg & Jock (pub)
Retail therapy
Casterbridge Shopping Centre, Ilanga Mall, Crossings Centre, Riverside Mall
Bit of culture
Theatre at Casterbridge
Walks in the park
National Botanical Garden
Spot of exercise
The Park Run on Mataffin Farm every Saturday
Day tripping
Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon & the escarpment route

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